About the Allegheny Trail Alliance

Founded in 1995, the Allegheny Trail Alliance (ATA) is a coalition of seven trail organizations in southwestern Pennsylvania and western Maryland that is charged with promoting and enhancing the Great Allegheny Passage, a 150-mile multiple use rail-trail system between Cumberland, Md. and Pittsburgh, Pa. and the 52-mile Montour Trail to provide a connection to the Pittsburgh International Airport. Completed in 2013, the GAP connects to the 184.5 mile C&O Canal Towpath in Cumberland and provides a non-motorized, nearly level trail system between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. The Great Allegheny Passage section from Cumberland to Ohiopyle is a segment of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, one of eight nationally designated scenic trails. The ATA member trail organizations are:

Allegheny Trail Alliance
P.O. Box 228
Homestead, PA 15120

Our Board and Staff

Darla Cravotta (President), At-Large
William R. Atkinson (First Vice President), Mountain Maryland Trails
Brett Hollern (Second Vice President), Somerset County Rails-to-Trails Association
Ann Nemanic (Secretary), At-Large
Cathy McCollom (Treasurer), Somerset County Rails-to-Trails Association

Steve Ayer, Friends of the Riverfront
Ken Bisbee, Ohiopyle State Park
Dave Cotton, Mountain Maryland Trails
Donna Green, Steel Valley Trail Council
Jerry Green, Steel Valley Trail Council
Jack Paulik, Regional Trail Corporation
Dennis Pfeiffer, Montour Trail Council
Leslie Pierce, Regional Trail Corporation
Don Thobaben, Montour Trail Council
Jacob Weiland, Point State Park

Valerie Beichner, Friends of the Riverfront
Joe Hoffman, Mountain Maryland Trails
Bob Holder, Steel Valley Trail Council
Mark Imgrund, Montour Trail Council
Ben Monk, Ohiopyle State Park
Hank Parke, Somerset County Rails-to-Trails Association

Bryan Perry, Executive Director
Doug Riegner, Director of Community Relations

  • GAP Trail App

    Explore the GAP Trail and C&O Canal trail in a whole new way! Log your trips, review amenities and keep up to date on trail news.
  • TrailGuide

    The official dining & lodging guide for the Great Allegheny Passage® and C&O Canal. Packed with places to eat and stay, maps, and points of interest!
    Tg2018 cover


The Great Allegheny Passage ® (GAP) rail-trail offers 150 miles of hiking and biking from Cumberland MD to Pittsburgh,PA.


P.O. Box 228
Homestead, PA 15120